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On Monday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed the Scottish Events Campus in Glasgow will be turned into a temporary NHS hospital.

The medical facility, set to open within the next two weeks, will have an initial 300 beds to increase patient capacity during the coronavirus pandemic.

But the NHS Scotland-run hospital could later expant to hold more than 1000 patients if required.

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It comes following the announcement that the Excel Centre in London will be transformed into the NHS Nightingale Hospital - with capacity for up to 4000 beds.

Jill Young, former Chief Executive of the Golden Jubilee Hospital at Clydebank, has been appointed Chief Executive of the temporary hospital.

So what will it be like?

If images from the NHS Nightingale are anything to go by, then we already have a rough idea of how the temporary SEC hospital will look.

There, there are countless rows of beds set apart by make-shift metal cubicles.

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Their massive hospital was thrown up in under two weeks by volunteers and army personel. 

More than 16,000 members of staff could be needed to run NHS Nightingale Hospital to treat coronavirus patients should it reach full capacity.

The 4000-bed temporary facility at east London convention centre is due to open this week despite building work only starting last Wednesday.

Split into more than 80 wards containing 42 beds each, the Nightingale will become one of the biggest hospitals in the world, according to its chief operating officer Natalie Forrest.

ITV's Health Correspondant Emily Morgan, who was allowed inside the London facility, said: "Having walked 200 metres through the atrium a second thing suddenly struck me; the 'wards'."

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She added: "To the left, I peered through the opening of a mammoth hall, it was full of neat rows of empty cubicles. 

"Rows and rows and rows. 

"The sight was chilling and certainly like nothing I have ever seen before."

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Commenting on the Scottish Government's response, the First Minister said on Monday: “Our NHS is on an emergency footing and all health boards have been undertaking extensive work across Scotland to maximise the capacity available to manage expected rise in demand due to COVID-19.

“There are currently approximately 13,000 beds in NHS hospitals across Scotland and health boards are working to ensure we have capacity of at least 3000 available for Covid-19 patients.

"They are also quadrupling Intensive Care Unit capacity to 700. We expect this to provide sufficient treatment capacity to meet the rise in demand."

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She added: “As a safeguard and to provide extra flexibility, we have been working closely with the military to plan and build this facility which initially be for use by those who have been through hospital treatment and are recovering from their symptoms.

"I hope this facility will not be needed as, alongside the public’s contributed efforts to stay at home and the steps we are already taking to increase the number of NHS beds, we should have the beds we need.

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“I want to repeat my thanks to all of our NHS staff working to protect and treat those of us who need it and to everyone staying at home and doing their bit to face these unprecedented challenges.

“It is essential everyone continues to stay at home, except for key workers, essential shopping, reasonable exercise or caring for the vulnerable, in order to avoid overwhelming our NHS staff and facilities.”

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As of Tuesday, 15,895 people have been tested for the virus in Scotland.

From that, 1993 people have returned positive results.

Nearly 550 of those cases are in Greater Glasgow alone.

Sadly, 60 patients who tested positive for the virus have died.